Use case: Data center extension

Customers can seamlessly integrate their on-premises and cloud storage, networking, identity management and security policies to enable use cases such as data center extension to the cloud, backup and disaster recovery to the cloud, and hybrid data processing.

Networking

Connect on-premises and cloud resources through a common network to facilitate the creation of a single enterprise environment.

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Direct Connect – With AWS Direct Connect customers can establish a private virtual interface from their on-premise network directly to their Amazon VPC. This provides an elastic, simple and consistent network experience that can also increase bandwidth throughput.

AWS DataSync accelerates and automates data transfer from on-premises systems generating or using data that needs to move into or out of AWS for processing.

By using an on-premises software agent to connect to existing storage or file systems using the Network File System (NFS) protocol, it removes the overhead of modifying applications to work with AWS APIs


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Route 53 – Amazon Route 53 is a highly available, scalable DNS web service. With Amazon Route 53 Resolver customers get recursive DNS for their Amazon VPC and on-premises networks over AWS Direct Connect or AWS Managed VPN.

Storage 

Efficiently and economically transfer and store large data sets, utilize new cloud-native databases, move data closer to customers, or create backup and archive solutions with cost-effective high availability

AWS DataSync accelerates and automates data transfer from on-premises systems generating or using data that needs to move into or out of AWS for processing.

By using an on-premises software agent to connect to existing storage or file systems using the Network File System (NFS) protocol, it removes the overhead of modifying applications to work with AWS APIs


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Storage Gateway – AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid storage service that enables on-premises workloads to use AWS cloud storage. Capabilities such as File Gateway, Tape Gateway and Volume Gateway help manage hybrid cloud workloads, backup and restore and disaster recovery use cases.

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AWS Backup – AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway.

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DataSync – AWS DataSync accelerates and automates data transfer from on-premises systems generating or using data that needs to move into or out of AWS for processing. By using an on-premises software agent to connect to existing storage or file systems using the Network File System (NFS) protocol, it removes the overhead of modifying applications to work with AWS APIs.

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Transfer for SFTP – AWS Transfer for SFTP enables the transfer of files directly into and out of Amazon S3 using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). It connects to Active Directory, LDAP and other identity systems, and works with Route 53 DNS routing so customers can migrate SFTP-based workflows to AWS without changing existing authentication systems, domain and hostnames.

Identity Management

AWS offers managed services that allow customers to establish a single identity and access strategy across their on-premises environments and AWS cloud.

AWS DataSync accelerates and automates data transfer from on-premises systems generating or using data that needs to move into or out of AWS for processing.

By using an on-premises software agent to connect to existing storage or file systems using the Network File System (NFS) protocol, it removes the overhead of modifying applications to work with AWS APIs


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Directory Service – AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) enables directory-aware workloads and AWS resources to use managed Active Directory in the AWS Cloud. Connect AWS resources with an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory and manage policies with existing tools.

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IAM AWS IAM can be used to grant employees and applications federated access to the AWS Management Console and AWS service APIs, using existing identity systems such as Microsoft Active Directory.

Resource and Deployment Management

AWS offers services that integrates application deployment and management across on-premises and cloud environments for a robust hybrid architecture.

AWS DataSync accelerates and automates data transfer from on-premises systems generating or using data that needs to move into or out of AWS for processing.

By using an on-premises software agent to connect to existing storage or file systems using the Network File System (NFS) protocol, it removes the overhead of modifying applications to work with AWS APIs


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OpsWorks – AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that helps customers configure and operate applications, both on-premises and in the AWS Cloud, using Chef and Puppet.

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CodeDeploy – AWS CodeDeploy automates code deployments to any instance, including Amazon EC2 instances and instances running on-premises. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier to rapidly release new features, avoids downtime during application deployment, and handles the complexity of updating applications.

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Systems Manager – With AWS System Manager, customers can manage servers, view and automate operational data on AWS and in their on-premises data centers through a single interface.

Use case: Cloud services on-premises

Some workloads need to remain on-premises due to low latency requirements, local data processing needs or legacy architectures. Customers would like to run these applications on AWS infrastructure on-premises and seamlessly integrate them with their cloud deployments.

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AWS Outposts is a hybrid cloud solution that brings the same AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, management tools, support and operating model that customers are familiar with, in AWS, to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. Outposts support telco 5G edge, high-frequency trading, industrial automation, financial services, healthcare, content production, real-time inference, and other on-premises workloads with low latency and local data processing requirements.

Use case: VMware cloud migration

Some customers are looking to leverage their investments in VMware while taking advantage of the agility and scalability offered by the cloud. AWS partnered with VMware to enable these customers to easily migrate and run their VMware vSphere workloads on AWS and also leverage native AWS services for their on-premises environments.

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VMware Cloud on AWS is an integrated cloud offering jointly developed by AWS and VMware delivering a scalable, secure and innovative service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure.

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Using Amazon RDS on VMware, customers can deploy managed databases in on-premises VMware environments using the same Amazon RDS technology they use in the cloud.

Use case: ISV and software compatibility

AWS has built the most complete and proven approach for rapidly migrating tens to thousands of applications to the cloud to help customers leverage their existing on-premises ISV (Independent Software Vendor) software investments.

Windows: AWS offers the best cloud for Windows-based applications. AWS supports everything you need to build and run Windows applications, including Active Directory, .NET, System Center, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, and the first and only fully managed, native Windows file system available in the cloud with FSx for Windows File Server.

SAP HANA: SAP and AWS have collaborated since 2011 to certify AWS for production deployments of SAP applications, platforms, and databases, with options for all types of SAP HANA workloads ranging from 60 GB to 12 TB, as well as the only certified scale-out deployments in the public cloud for S/4HANA workloads.

Oracle Databases: AWS offers a number of migration and deployment solutions for Oracle databases, including fully managed Oracle databases that make it easy to set up, operate, and scale. You can launch entire enterprise software stacks from Oracle on AWS, such as Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Siebel CRM, or build powerful Oracle applications using database and middleware software from Oracle.

Customers who are looking to run the same ISV software that they run on-premises in a hybrid or distributed model can use the AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog that makes it easy for customers to find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software on AWS.  

Use case: Edge computing

Many customers have operations in remote and disconnected environments, such as mines, ships, and windmills where they store data, but lack the resources to process and act on that data in a timely manner.

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AWS Snowball Edge enables customers to use AWS compute and storage capabilities to collect, store and pre-process data before transferring it to AWS for durable retention and more advanced analysis. With support for Amazon EC2 on Snowball Edge, customers can run machine learning models and sophisticated analytics rapidly, enabling faster decision making in harsh field environments.

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With AWS IoT Greengrass, customers can enable devices and equipment to respond to local events in near real-time by acting locally on the data they generate. AWS Lambda functions deployed on AWS IoT Greengrass Core devices can use local device resources like cameras, serial ports, or GPUs so that device applications can quickly access and process local data.